Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Blog Post #41  IM IN FOR A NEW THIRD PARTY!!  


The GOP has failed. Now what?

I have spent the last four days dealing with the Jeb Bush possible (probable) run for President 2016, and can’t help but feel exasperated and even depressed at the thought that we are being set up yet again to have our voices ignored. My answer to that? Start a new Third Party once and for all. Why not?

The consequences of doing nothing far outweigh the risk of making the effort to do something. I KNOW the issue of money is of great concern, and that is outside the scope of my comprehension or pay grade. Someone else can deal with that crucial issue.
And a problem-solver! People feel disenfranchised and would love to see A NEW DAY and a NEW REVITALIZED PARTY! But we are not going to get it by trying to change the one we have. It’s been proven over time. How many ”Bush” presidencies do we need in one lifetime to show that this is all fixed and that there has never been room for a REAL PEOPLE’s candidate to take their place?
If 2012 was NOT a wake up call for the GOP, then it is deaf, blind and beyond dumb!! And if it is NOT a wake-up for us, then let me ask you this: If not us, who? If not now, when?

Bush, Inc is NOT going to relinquish their power to We-the-People, so what choice are we left with? They are our problem if WE CHOOSE to let them be our problem. We can choose for the GOP NOT TO BE our problem. It is well within our power to do so.

The party’s message is tired, worn out and has been proven not to work. It is not going to change any time soon as long as the pernicious leadership remains at the helm. If we cannot change the party leadership, then we need to change OURSELVES and say and do what me mean.

We must be taken seriously with a platform of Reform, Revitalization of the economy as well as Restoration of Principles and Honor in Politics. I have heard some say the party name should be The Conservative Party. That sounds fine to me. The name doesn’t really matter, it is the spirit of the party that does.

I would rather spend my time dreaming about this than trying to beg the leadership to listen. I would rather follow a new, exciting, refreshing solution to a problem we know won’t change, rather than try to fix a failing GOP mentality.

If it generates fear, frustration and setbacks, so be it. It’s still worth a shot.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


It used to be that Cuban-Americans voted almost exclusively for Republicans. It was a vote always counted on by the Party, but the results of recent polls conducted by Bendixen Amanda regarding the Cuban-American vote are telling quite a different story. And they are raising a multitude of questions which have the GOP doing a lot of “splaining” these days.. more like spinning! What’s new, GOP?

Local pollsters appeared on Spanish television on Tuesday (I have been tuning in lately just out of curiosity) to explain why Romney lost the Hispanic vote to Obama. Their answer (in part)? They insist that the core Hispanic support consisting of Cuban-Americans in communities such as Westchester and Hialeah is still over 50% Republican. Ay que bueno, right? Not.

The problem with that answer is that the 58% figure is down almost 30 percentage points from 1988 when the Republican party had just finished a second term by Ronald Reagan. Who can get past those numbers without asking, Why? Please allow me to briefly answer the question so as not to waste any of your time with denial of or rationalization of the stats. It is NOT because of the change in Hispanic demographics.

It’s your party message, and your candidates, GOP. Duh!

Since George H.W. Bush ran his campaign on “personality” instead of a true conservative message in 1988, we have not seen one true Republican candidate. That has nothing to do with immigration trends. If it did, you would think Hispanics who left countries because of big government dictatorships would continue voting overwhelmingly Republican. So why is it that the GOP geniuses at the helm of our party insist on pushing a losing agenda, election year after election year? (Let me whisper in plain English for them to understand.)
Psst, GOP, you are clueless!

No matter how much you try to figure things out, you always come up with anything BUT the right answers to the reasons why you fail. Let me advise you that trying to beat the Democrats at a game they know how to play better is a sure way to lose. Voters know this and they are not buying what you are trying to sell. There’s a simple saying that I learned in high school and it goes like this:

You may not always be "the best" by being yourself, but you will always be "second best" by trying to be somebody else.

Now to Miami. We have had a long struggle with communism and a history with not just the Bushes, but many other Republican presidential candidates as well who come here to say what many of us traditionally like to hear. How many times have we heard them say that Fidel’s days are numbered? I can't keep count. Dropping an expression or two, eating our yummy empanadas, sipping cuban cafecito in front of the cameras, or getting the must-have photo-op at Versailles Restaurant are all fine, but who are you kidding? Yourselves? The folks here are not impressed with any of it. It’s all talk. And all “cho” (pronunciation of show).

By the way, Fidel is still alive and stirring mischief!

Let me ask you this. How do empty or unrealistic promises help our party? Most people, the kind whose vote you should respect, prefer truth-telling, no-nonsense, energizing and charismatic leaders with a message of hope and fresh new ideas. They are turned off just like me.. and fed up with the same old boring candidates, and a dim-witted party that can’t do anything right. (Can we send Mr. Charisma, Karl Rove, packing, please?) Let 2012 be the final lesson. It’s time to get a clue, step aside, and let common sense prevail. If the numbers you always like to follow so closely don’t speak louder than words, nothing will.


Has it ever occured to you, GOP, that maybe, just maybe, most Latinos, no matter the background, would welcome a clear articulation of conservative principles including small government, personal responsibility, a secure border and a thriving American economy instead of feeling like they are being talked down to? 

I know my family is proud to have a work ethic. They enjoy solving problems on their own. They thrive financially, but every day their efforts are being punished by a party that chooses to focus its attention and places importance on those who come for the goodies the government provides. You can’t beat the Dems in that department. Do you also want to be like Santa Claus? Because only Santa is best at being Santa. You can never compete with that.

It is appropriate to provide a welcoming aid package like we did when we first came to the States, but not appropriate to create programs that enable or attract the type of immigration we do not want. Word gets around fast, and people come to TAKE not GIVE back to this country. Not all groups are the same, I understand, but we must agree on this: that those who come here to shake down the government for all it’s worth are not the type of voters you should be desperately seeking to attract.

Again, why compete with Democrats when we should BE BETTER ourselves! It does not make sense for the Republican party who is supposed to stand for self-reliance and a strong work ethic, to be dangling a carrot like amnesty. It is a mixed message that the average person who is not heavily involved politics has the common sense to see. When the lines are blurred, people get confused because they don’t see the difference, and they turn away. It’s understandable.

Before I finish my rant, I would like to ask just one question concerning that pesky little issue, amnesty. If a person is illegal, doesn’t that mean they are not allowed to vote? Why would you go out of your way to reach out to illegals who can’t vote anyway? Isn’t that a cruel and empty promise as well, like saying that Fidel is going to go soon? Of all the Reagan accomplishments you could have chosen, you choose to adopt the only one that didn’t work. It is simply stunning.

Finally, the “Latinos” who you think are stupid enough to buy your message, are actually smart enough to know how stupid you are.

And they (we) see right through you! You think we can’t tell good candidates from bad, or a winning message from a bad one? Make no mistake, we know a winner when we see one. We did not see one this time around and we certainly do not want any more like him in 2016. (Hearing me, Jeb B?) Stop treating your party voters like Democratic children. You should not be rewarded for failing us twice since 2008, either. Clint Eastwood’s words said it best.. If someone doesn’t do their job, you have to let them go. But I cannot end this article without mentioning what you actually accomplished this year. Something to boast about indeed!
You, GOP, lost 7% of the Anti-Communist Cuban-American Republicans vote to Obama. (7 down from 08!) Good Job!

~ Here are results from a Bendixen Amanda poll following the election on November 6th, 2012. ~

Cuban-American Vote THIS ELECTION:
Overall                 ROMNEY 52%   OBAMA 48%
Absentee B         ROMNEY 74%   OBAMA 26%
Early voting         ROMNEY 54%   OBAMA 44%
Day of election    OBAMA   53%   ROMNEY 47%


2012 -           REPUBLICAN  58%   DEMOCRAT 42%
2008 -           REPUBLICAN  65%   DEMOCRAT  35%
2004 -           REPUBLICAN  71%   DEMOCRAT  29%
2000 -           REPUBLICAN  75%   DEMOCRAT  25% 
1988 -           REPUBLICAN  85%   DEMOCRAT  15%

For more information: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/08/3087889/poll-obama-got-big-share-of-cuban.html

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Well, the results are in and everything we predicted came true. Because we ARE patriots we supported YOUR candidate, Mitt ROmney.

It is shameful the way the TEA PARTY and CONSERVATIVE base was dismissed, ignored and disrespected throughout the year. Ron Paul delegates were shut out of the process and denied their right to cast their votes for their delegate at the convention in Tampa. This was poisonous to our cause.
Sarah PALIN was also the most qualified person to lead the party this year and she was shunned. There will be people saying how it was her fault she didn't do more, or that she is not qualified or experienced enough to be president should she decide to run.

I have news for you. The party is over. Your party. The GOP has failed and Mitt Romney lost because of his own mistakes.  LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE REPUBLICANS never win races, even when they fake being REFORMED CONSERVATIVES.  Let this be a lesson.

And may I add:  YOU will not blame Sarah PALIN for what happened in 2012. She will NOT be scapegoated like she was by Mitt Romney's advisors in 08.  It will not be tolerated by us, her supporters, which represent MOST of the party base.

 SHAME on you for NOT listening to us, for not heeding our warnings, and for being so obstinate and missing the point. 
It's time for YOU TO accept responsibility for this failure.
Sincerely yours,

Isabel Matos

November 7th, 2012.
Miami, FL

Photo Courtesy of Barracuda Brigade

Sunday, November 4, 2012

    HOllYwOOd FloRiDa
November 4th, 2012
MacCarthur High School

This was the best of OBama in 2012.. a fading messiah with fading support. Despite the number of people who were willing to show up as early as the night before to wait for a place in line, there was plenty of room at the high school football field to accomodate the crowd. I got there early and came back later in the day when he showed up to speak at 4 p.m. I parked and came in from the back end of the high school. It was still easy to roam around without security. That was the most surprising thing I found. As I walked, I taped what was already underway. You can hear Obama YAPPING away in the background. Same old tired speeches but this might be one of his last speeches as President. SO it is kind of historic. They had extra loud speakers you will note! I also had a small run in with security at the end. That is why the tape is not complete. The block was closed off by school buses. Other than that, it was a sunny, beautiful day in the neighborhood. NO chanting. NO fainting. NO hype. :)